It is quite normal for a painting artist to make a lot of both rough and detailed sketches to prepare for an oil painting. Many artists even produce (mostly rough) paintings that are not necessarily meant to be sold. The prominent reason would be that the artist wishes to see if the motif and its details and positions are optimal. Garé made a large number of 'sub'-paintings that were not necessarily made for the public eye and a few groups of examples are shown on the sub-pages.
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